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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Ross
dc.contributor.authorMawson, Suzanne
dc.identifier.citationBrown , R & Mawson , S 2019 , ' Entrepreneurial ecosystems and public policy in action : a critique of the latest industrial policy blockbuster ' , Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society , vol. Advance articles , rsz011 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 259299964
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 4901b146-4fa5-485c-b586-fb21917988af
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85076367759
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000502138900004
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-6164-7639/work/82179627
dc.descriptionThe authors wish to acknowledge the funding received from the University of St Andrews Knowledge Exchange Impact Fund.en
dc.description.abstractEfforts to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs) have proliferated in recent years, marking it out as the latest industrial policy ‘blockbuster’. This paper reports the findings from a comprehensive empirical analysis of policy approaches deployed under this conceptual umbrella, enabling us to posit a basic typology of different EE policy frameworks. The findings suggest the concept is fraught with conceptual ambiguity and is predominantly (and rather crudely) used to promote ‘more’ entrepreneurship. The research suggests the concept is a “messy metaphor” open to wide-ranging misinterpretation and misuse by policy makers. Eradicating network failures, avoiding crude policy isomorphism and tailoring bespoke interventions are suggested policy recommendations.
dc.relation.ispartofCambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Societyen
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dc.subjectEntrepreneurial ecosystemsen
dc.subjectPublic policyen
dc.subjectHD Industries. Land use. Laboren
dc.titleEntrepreneurial ecosystems and public policy in action : a critique of the latest industrial policy blockbusteren
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Gooden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Centre for Responsible Banking and Financeen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Managementen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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